If anyone has been using Quicken for tracking your spending with bank and credit accounts, and have become frustrated with the program, its clunky mobile apps, and its expense. I have found an alternative that is entirely web based. This means no software to install on your PC. I have cancelled my pricey $49.99 a year subscription to Quicken and have not looked back. Instead I am paying $9.99 a year for the basic CountAbount.com service. This is the basic service that does not come with automatically downloading your transactions from bank and credit card sites. I didn’t use this feature in Quicken, but was forced to pay for it anyway. CountAbout gives you the option of basic, $9.99 a year Basic, service where you enter all your transactions manually. Or the $39.99 a year Premium service where it will download transactions from your bank/credit accounts websites. I never used this option because I didn’t want that level of information stored in Quicken or any other financial software program that connects to the internet. You of course can choose whatever you like. Either way it’s cheaper than Quicken. The apps for the iPhone and iPad are pretty good as well. Not full featured like the interface on the computer, but has most of the options you would need when entering transactions on the go. I love it so far. There is room for some improvements and tweaks, but it beats Quicken in my application.
Monday, 30 April 2018 / Published in